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Children's, Juvenile, and Young Adult Literature

For help in finding children's, juvenile, and young adult literature in the library

Jean Greenlaw Children's Literature Collection

The Jean Greenlaw collection is a special, archival collection with several hundred outstanding children's books, most of which have been signed by the authors.

These books must be used in the Library.  Ask at the Information Desk for a Research Librarian to assist you.

"M. Jean Greenlaw was born April 1, 1941 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She grew up in Pennsylvania and received a B.A. (1962) and M.A. (1965) from Stetson University; she earned her doctorate at Michigan State.

Jean, an expert in children's literature and reading, taught in public schools and was an active member of the University of North Texas faculty from 1978 until her retirement in 2005. In 1987-88, UNT awarded Jean the title of "Regents Professor," given to those who have performed outstanding research or teaching; today she holds the title of UNT Professor Emeritus of Teacher Education and Administration. Upon her retirement, UNT created the M. Jean Greenlaw Award in Literacy Education, making her the first recipient.

The International Reading Association chose Jean as the Arbuthnot Award winner in 1992, honoring her as an outstanding university teacher of children's and young adults' literature.

The Stetson University duPont-Ball Library is pleased to hold the M. Jean Greenlaw Collection of approximately 1,500 children's books in our Special Collections. Many of the books are first editions and almost all are signed by the author and/or illustrator. The collection was acquired in 2006 and is housed in the Greenlaw Room on the ground floor of the duPont-Ball Library."   [from the Library website]

Jean is the author of a number of books about life in Texas:

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